Ozzy Osbourne Postpones European Tour Due to Illness

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The rocker is affected by a extreme upper-respiratory an infection.

Ozzy Osbourne has been pressured to take a break from his No More Tours 2 outing.

A spokesperson for the 70 year-old metallic icon introduced on Tuesday that after initially suspending the primary 4 dates of the upcoming European leg of the tour due to the flu, a follow-up physician's go to revealed a analysis of a extreme upper-respiratory an infection. As a consequence on physician's orders, Osbourne has been pressured to postpone the tour's complete UK and European swing.

According to a press release asserting the postponement, Osbourne's physician feared that the an infection may "grow to be pneumonia given the physicality of the stay performances and the in depth journey schedule all through Europe in harsh winter situations." 

In a press release in regards to the postponement of the tour -- which was slated to kick off on Wednesday (Jan. 30) at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, Osbourne mentioned, "I'm fully devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It simply appears that since October all the pieces I contact has turned to shit. First the staph an infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I need to apologize to all of my followers who've been so loyal through the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest might be accomplished. It's being rescheduled proper now to begin in September. Again, I apologize to everybody."

Concertgoers who held tickets for the 16 postponed European dates are inspired to carry on to their tickets, which might be honored at rescheduled dates, which might be introduced within the subsequent few months; refunds are additionally accessible on the level of buy. Current plans name for the tour to renew on March 9 with a present on the Download Festival in Sydney, Australia. The North American leg -- that includes Megadeth -- will kick off on the Rocklahoma competition in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 25.